October wedding and anniversary gifts

What month would you guess is the most popular for getting married? June, right?

Yes, at least that was right over 20 years ago when YourNovel.com created personalized romance novels, but not now. According to The Knot, 16% of couples marry in October and September (a tie), with June at 13%.

That said, it’s likely you know someone who’s getting married this fall (we do), or who is celebrating an anniversary (we are). That means you’ll need a memorable gift.

Our personalized books of love fit the bill, and here are 10 reasons for using them during this autumn wedding/anniversary season:

  1. Monogrammed towels are common wedding gifts, but a romance novel starring the couple will remain a keepsake. For many brides, it’s the first time they see their “new name” in print.
  2. Write a special, personalized dedication to the couple that’s printed in the bound book, such as:

This Book Is
Lovingly Dedicated To

Newlyweds John and Ann Smith

From

Your Aunt & Uncle Betty and Grady
We Wish You A Happily-Ever-After Life
With Love, Prosperity, Health and Happiness
October 1, 2018

  1. For this “wedding month,” imagine how many anniversaries there are (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, in-laws, friends, and don’t forget yourself). Now consider how difficult it is to come up with a new, unique gift idea – especially for couples who’ve been together for decades.
  2. Paper is the traditional first-year anniversary gift. Forget customized stationery; let them star in a novel, reading about themselves on a romantic adventure (50+ to choose from).
  3. Go all out with a fully customized cover that is printed using a full photograph of the couple.

    

 

 

 

 

 

A complete explanation of cover photo options is found on our FAQ page: http://www.yournovel.com/Home/Faq#1

  1. Imagine how the bride-to-be will react at her bridal shower when you read aloud the “sexy” parts of her romantic adventure novel.
  2. Leave the male stripper for someone else’s bachelorette party. Get creative and put the wife-to-be and her betrothed in a wild or mild novel – titillating yet tasteful as we say.
  3. It’s likely you cannot give them a $5,000 cruise as a honeymoon getaway, but you can send them on a nautical adventure in one of our cruise books for around $50.
  4. A fun respite from their real-life honeymoon action would be reading about themselves between the covers of an adventure romance novel.
  5. Our personalized ebooks can be emailed as pdfs anywhere in the world. Pull an ultimate surprise by electronically sending an ebook starring the couple to his or her email address while they’re at their honeymoon destination.

ORDER NOW

There’s plenty of time to have a printed novel fully customized and shipped for wedding/anniversary dates, and here’s a promotional code to encourage you to order ASAP:

  • During the online ordering process, use the code OctWed18% to take 18% off your purchase until October 31, 2018.

Use our codes as often as you’d like and share them with friends, family and on social media.

If the bride’s a reader, she will not only love when she reads about herself in a book starring her and her new hubby, but will also remember who gave it to her as a gift of love. And you and your Hunny Bunny can star in one, too, while you’re at it.

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YourNovel.com Christmas in July Sale

Season's Greetings, Season's Love by Marcy Thomas

Season’s Greetings, Season’s Love by Marcy Thomas

 

Although other stores or online retailers are no longer honoring their Christmas in July Sales, ours will stay active until August 18th.

YourNovel.com’s personalized romance/adventure novels make great gifts anytime of year for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, Valentine’s as well as for the winter holiday season. We have three books written with a wintry theme: The Magic   Snow Globes by   Susie Taylor, Season’s Greetings, Season’s Love by Marcy Thomas, and Cold Feet; Warm Heart by Fletcher Newbern.

Cold Feet, Warm Heart by Fletcher Newbern

In our expanded seasonal promotion, if you purchase any of our printed personalized books, we’ll make you a free copy of your choice of any of the three wintry titles using the info you’ve provided for the book you chose to purchase . Both books will be made and mailed together. The first book can be used now, and the holiday season book can be used as a gift this coming December or anytime you wish. Saying I love you is perfect all year long.

The Magic Snow Globes by Susie Taylor

Here’s a brief explanation of how it will work:

• 1. Purchase any paperback or hardback with or without photo or full custom cover.
• 2. We will produce a free copy of your choice of our winter books in whatever type book you purchased (with/without photo/custom cover) using the same info you provided.
• 3. To chose which one you want us to print, on the “Comments” page of your order, enter Snow Globes, Season’s Greetings, or Cold Feet.
4. We’ll make that book for FREE and mail it to you with the book you purchased.

You can also use the promo code HoHoJuly18 which will deduct 18% from your purchase and can be used as many times as you’d like.

The promotion code HoHoJuly18 will expire August 18, 2018, and can be used as many times as you’d like. Share the info with friends, family and on social media.

Ho Ho Ho Happy Summer.

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Missed Fat Tuesday? No worries. Go there together in your own romance novel starring you and your sweethear

Didn’t make it to New Orleans this year for Mardi Gras? No worries. Celebrate Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Month together with Let the Good Times Roll , the rip-roaring Mardi Gras novel from www.YourNovel.com.

Celebrate in style in the Big Easy, the self-proclaimed party capital of the world. You and your sweetie will be surrounded by voodoo culture as you explore the French Quarter, dine in the finest restaurants, watch colorful parades while catching beads, and even ride on a float during the Orpheus Parade.

But all is not what it seems. An itchy situation in the prickly heat will test your love and strength, and you’ll learn how precious life together really is.

Experience Nawlins in the most party-centric time of year in this hot, hot book and celebrate amour.

As an added bonus, make your picture the full cover of this book, and Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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Fun titles available from writing team Marcy Thomas/Thomas Marcy

What would be your ultimate getaway? Rome, Key West, Paris or a coastal paradise? Or is a romp through the Wild West more your game?

Thanks to the writing stylings of Marcy Thomas/Thomas Marcy, you can go to each of those inspiring locations. Those are the nom de plumes of writing duo extraordinaire Marcy and Tom, a hubby-wife fun pair not only spinning tales for YourNovel.com that are packed with action, adventure, and sweet romance, but who, at their day jobs, dish up  yummy fudge, delicious ice cream and chocolately treats at Kilwin’s in downtown Asheville, NC.

Their book Rome: Diamonds, Danger and Desire  takes place in the Eternal City — Rome, Italy — also known as the City of Love. Imagine the starring male in this story as a sexy, secret agent surrounded by mystery and intrigue. He and his lady love cruise the city streets in a Ferrari past the Coliseum, the Vatican and other historic destinations. They’re pursued by a gang of thieves who are determined to steal a lustrous diamond, which is also coveted by a Sultan with a wandering eye for the secret agent’s special lady. Will the heroic duo outrun the thieves in the City of the Seven Hills? Love always wins the day, or does it? And is he really a secret agent? For 2018, you can be the stars on the entire  book cover, too. (See examples above.)

This special new full custom cover service is  available only on these select titles and luckily, two of the books by Marcy Tomas are included: The Rome book and the 2017 release of the rip-roaring fun that is  Wild West Love Fest, which takes you and your love to the 1870s amidst the adventure and excitement of the Wild West.

(Shown are the two photo options for this book: Your photo in a spotlight on the existing book cover  — that’s Thomas Marcy  — or your photo as the full custom cover, demonstrated by YourNovel.com founders Fletcher Newbern having a little fun with it. Plain cover is another option. Eee below.)

Good news, too: It’s not too late for Valentine’s delivery if you order Wild West Love Fest as an ebook!

In this rollicking tale, you live without all of the modern conveniences you’re used to in a town gone wild searching for missing gold and cash. Meanwhile, because of a case of mistaken identity, you have a bounty on your heads, and you have to deal with a cast of Wild West characters like a half-witted bounty hunter, a love-sick gunslinger, a bevy of bodice-busting saloon girls and bunch of notorious pistol-packing outlaws. Head ‘em up and move ‘em out, get along little dogies, and find your way back to the 21st Century.

Another Marcy Thomas creation, Heart of the Keys, brings you and your sweetheart to the southernmost tip of Florida to a Bed and Breakfast run by two sisters.

You can add your photo to the existing cover of these Marcy Thomas classics, Heart of the Keys and Treasure Seekers

They recount an extraordinary tale about a mysterious love letter from 1848 holding a secret that only two gentlemen know. One has concocted a most unsavory scheme while another needs your help to stop him. Do you have the courage to help? You’ll have to endure a thrilling chase through a tropical paradise where dazzling sunsets are both romantic and distracting. If you’re up for the challenge, then love is waiting for you in the Heart of the Keys.

If you and your sweetie love treasure hunts, then Treasure Seekers is for you.You are the starring couple seeking adventure and riches. Follow the clues, but watch out for pirates! There’s danger lurking in every direction, and your days of fun in the sun will turn to nights on the run. But with enduring love and some luck, you’ll beat the odds to learn what life’s most precious treasure is?

Two stories also by Marcy Thomas are paired with two tales from writers Fletcher Newbern in Shore Thing II: Surf City Special Edition. It includes four captivating tales that are for couples who love vacationing on the shore.

  • You and your forever Valentine can learn to surf in Huntington Beach, CA. Who wouldn’t love to enjoy Surf City, USA as it is famously known?
  • Spend your days boating on Lake Powell, UT with red rocks cliffs towering over you. Explore the mystical, mythical Rainbow Bridge and then spend romantic nights below star-filled skies.
  • It gets hot and spicy in Miami, FL on South Beach, the perfect place for a steamy rendezvous.
  • Did “Pirates of the Caribbean” get your heart pumping with desire for a swashbuckling adventure? Great Exuma Island, where “Dead Man’s Chest” was filmed, has gorgeous, warm aquamarine waters. What better place for racy romp where you have 47 miles of paradise to run and play and love.

 

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Celebrate your romance over and over in this YourNovel.com anthology

YourNovel.com always celebrates romance. The husband-wife team of J.S. Fletcher and Kathy Newbern who write together as Fletcher Newbern have written more than 20 of the 50+ novels, novellas and ebooks available on the web site. Their never-ending love and passion for romance created this business in 1992, and it has endured because of their commitment and dedication.

While they’re very proud of establishing the concept of the personalized, adult romance novel so long ago, they’re equally proud of helping others writers realize their dreams of becoming published authors. That effort began in 2002 with their first romance writing contest to celebrate 10 years in business, a contest they then repeated to acknowledge 20 years in business. The result was Celebrating Romance and Celebrating Romance 2.

Celebrating Romance 2 features the 10 enchanting stories from the 10 contest winners, tales of adventure, mystery and of course, love and romance. Nine of these are also available individually in ebook format:

Celebrating Romance 2 is available in hardcover, paperback and as an eBook. You can add a photo to the cover, or even have a full front cover featuring just your photo. (That’s Fletcher Newbern at left on the book’s cover.)

Celebrate romance again and again in these exciting tales personalized with more than two dozen details about the two of you. While Feb. 7 was the cutoff for regular shipping for Valentine’s,  you can still order using Express. And, great news, all ebooks including this full book can be delivered electronically even on  Valentine’s.

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Shipping 2018

For Mother’s Day orders, please try to get your orders in by May 7 – 8 for standard shipping. After that will likely require Overnight Service.

As of noon EST Monday, Feb 12, only ebooks can be delivered by Valentine’s. We are a year-round business, so you can still order paperbacks and hardback, which make great gifts for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and anytime to say, “I Love You.”

Prior Post: As of 5 pm EST today, Friday, Feb. 9, after discussion with our paperback printer and the USPS, we will be able to get paperback books to customers in the contiguous United States if you choose US EXPRESS Shipping as your shipping option and place your order by 9 pm EST, Sunday, Feb. 11. Express orders will go out Monday and reach you by Wednesday, Feb 14 (Valentine’s Day).

1. Paperback books only – with or without photo added or made into the full front cover;
2. In the USA mainland only;
3. Must use US Express Shipping;
4. Order before Sunday, Feb. 11 at 9 pm EST.

This possibility does not apply to hardback books or any orders going outside the United States. As always ebooks go out within 24 hours with no shipping costs.

You can still choose our STANDARD US Priority Shipping and you may get the books by Valentine’s Day but note that our STANDARD US Priority Shipping has never been guaranteed for delivery by a specific date. That remains our policy.

Keep in mind that you can celebrate Valentine’s through the whole week, not just on the actual day. So if you do not need a printed book by Valentine’s Day, you can order anytime. We are a year-round business, and these books are great for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and anytime to say, “I Love You.”

And keep in mind that you can celebrate Valentine’s through the whole week, not just on the actual day.

You can also write your dedication with a phrase like Just Because or Celebrating Romance Everyday instead of Happy Valentine’s Day.

Ebooks can be delivered within hours up through Feb. 14. You can view all of them by choosing eBooks from the pull-down Categories Menu.

Our long-standing policy remains in effect: no refunds will be issued due to weather issues. If planes can’t fly and trucks can’t roll, no mail will get delivered.

Weather and disasters are always beyond our power, and we hope all of us have none to be concerned with. However, we cannot be held accountable for delivery problems caused by circumstances beyond our control.

(Earlier post, updated with newer info on 2/9/18))

Our personalized novels are made, packaged and shipped one at a time, and Valentine’s is our busiest season.

Orders for printed books placed after 5:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 7 and until 10 p.m. EST Thursday Feb. 8 will have to use US EXPRESS Shipping for guaranteed Valentine’s delivery.

You can still choose our STANDARD US Priority Shipping and you may get the books by Wednesday, Feb 14 (Valentine’s Day) but keep in mind that our STANDARD US Priority Shipping has never been guaranteed for delivery by a specific date. That remains our policy.

Realistically, hardback book orders placed after 10:00 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 8, may arrive by Valentine’s Day if you use US EXPRESS Shipping, but the chance remains that they won’t.

Ebooks can be delivered within hours up through Feb. 14. You can view all of them by choosing eBooks from the pull-down Categories Menu.

All this boils down to is “order now,” and if you are worried about a guaranteed delivery date, use our US Express Service. But please keep in mind that even with EXPRESS shipping, each book has to be handmade first, which means you cannot order today and expect shipment nor delivery tomorrow.

Of course, if you do not need the book by Wednesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day, please order anytime. We are year-round, and these books are great for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and anytime to say, “I Love You.” And keep in mind that you can celebrate Valentine’s through the whole week, not just on the actual day.

You can also write your dedication with a phrase like Just Because or Celebrating Romance Everyday instead of Happy Valentine’s Day.

Ebooks can be delivered within hours up through Feb. 14. You can view all of them by choosing eBooks from the pull-down Categories Menu.

Our long-standing policy remains in effect: no refunds will be issued due to weather issues. If planes can’t fly and trucks can’t roll, no mail will get delivered.

Weather and disasters are always beyond our power, and we hope all of us have none to be concerned with. However, we cannot be held accountable for delivery problems caused by circumstances beyond our control.

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KSJJ has been featuring YourNovel.com for Valentine’s for years — here’s the latest

Cook and Colleen always do such a great job bringing attention to this most unusual Valentine’s gift idea for their listeners. This year’s interview is no exception. They gave away a book to one lucky winner, and we hear he is so excited. So are we.

We are proud to have worked with this team — a lovey-dovey hubby-wife combo just like  Fletcher Newbern — for more than a decade. We also love that the intro includes some romantic music. But of course.

Listen and have some fun.

If you’d like your own personalized romance novel in time for Valentine’s Day, there’s still time but Express shipping would be required. Keep in mind, though, that the books are a great year-round gift — for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Mother’s and Father’s Day and anytime to say “I Love You.”

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You will laugh over this Big D and Bubba moment with Carsen

We always have so much fun on the radio with Big D and Bubba talking about these unique Valentine’s gifts where any couple can star together in their own personalized romance novel. This year, we got to see the fun they had when they received their hardback novels with full custom cover. (See? you ask. On the radio? Yes, thanks to the magic of YouTube!)

Listen in as they surprise Carsen with the novel Celebrating Romance starring her and the one and only Garth Brooks. You will be laughing – listen for the snort!

TODAY, Feb. 7, is the deadline for Valentine’s orders with our standard shipping, which is US Priority mail. After today, only Express shipping is recommended. So get busy getting your book order in pronto.

 

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John Boy & Billy on The Big Show star in a Romance Novel. Say what?

John Boy began this “Big Show” interview by introducing Kathy from YourNovel.com as “My Little Love Squeegie.” She responds, “Good morning, Su-gah Lips.” Then, they were off.

Regular listeners know it’s part of the tomfoolery among these old buds as YourNovel.com has been featured on air with John Boy and Billy for several years talking about how their personalized romance adventure novels make a unique gift for everyone and their own real-life Love Squeegie.

John Boy calls it a one-of-a-kind gift for Valentine’s, adding, “there’s our picture right there on the cover.”

John Boy and Billy on the full cover of their personalized romance novel.

Everyone was   quickly  laughing over  John Boy and “Billamena” starring together in their own novel “Love’s Bounty: An Outer Banks Romance.”

Here’s a little snippet from a steamy hammock scene. While all books come ‘wild’ or ‘mild,’ we’ve done a bit of editing here for PG readers, but not to worry, 95% of customers go for the wild:

“Ah,” Billamena murmured as she felt her entire body loosen, all soreness and tension leave her, felt the warmth of the sun and her lover flow over her like heat from an oven. John Boy’s hand and forearm became a tingly force of energy filling her with passion.

John Boy, too, was feeling the stress float away. The recent pressure he’d been under at the other side of the mike, the drive down in the Runt Mobile, the letdown of seeing the cottage, none of that mattered now. As he lifted his right leg over hers, running it over her sun-warmed thighs, he sensed only a sudden flash up his spine that nearly sent his mind aflame. He tightly closed his eyes and rolled his head from side to side in appreciation.

Her fingers had found the buttons on his shirt and deftly began to undo them. His followed suit. When both garments were opened, Billamena and John Boy nearly flung themselves together. Both their bodies were filmed with perspiration, and it facilitated the rubbing of their chests together. “You’re hot,” he said huskily. He kissed her deeply, running his tongue in and out of her mouth….

Listen to the full interview. Order by Feb. 7 for Valentine’s or ebooks through Feb. 14, and books are available year-round:

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Seek the great wizard Merlin or help Marilyn Monroe out of a jam

Need a break from the everyday for this Valentine’s Day or any other time? Go to YourNovel.com and find your adventure in another time and another place with two enticing tales by Madhavi Krevat.

You and your sweetheart will find an adventurous quest in search of the great wizard Merlin or flee from dangerous mobsters in old New York with Marilyn Monroe, who may not make it out alive without your help. And one cool hipster dude might just lending a helping hand.

Starting at a Renaissance Faire in merry, old England, A Ren Faire to Remember will whisk you away to Medieval England straight into the court of King Arthur himself who will ask you to embark on a quest to save his old friend, the wizard, Merlin. On the way, you will be thwarted again and again by Arthur’s sister, Morgana. Will you be successful and save Merlin so you can get home? Or will Morgana be victorious?

Use your own photo to become the entire book cover on 15 select novels

With non-stop action, romantic settings and even a fire-breathing dragon to vanquish, you won’t want to miss the action.

YourNovel.com has long had the option of uploading a photo of the two of you that’s added to the existing book’s cover, but many customers asked for the option of making their photo the entire cover of the book. Great idea, so they made it happen, and just in time for Valentine’s gift giving! (Example at left)

Another creation from the imagination of YourNovel.com author Krevat,  New York: Some Like It Hot, has you and your sweetie enjoying a thrilling trip to New York City.

You’ll suddenly come to face-to-face with long-time pop icon Marilyn Monroe, but things don’t stay tame after that. You’ll find yourself back in the 1950s with the sexy bombshell who’s being chased by mobsters working for a ruthless crime boss. Their aim?  Marilyn’s beautiful engagement ring. If you get a little help from Elvis Presley himself, will diamonds still be a girl’s best friend? And, will love win out over greed?

Find out in either of these exciting tales personalized with more than two dozen details about the two of you. Order by Feb. 7 for Valentine’s delivery in the U.S.

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John Boy and Billy star in an Outer Banks romance novel

John Boy and Billy on the full cover of their personalized romance novel.

“Surprise, surprise, surprise” as Gomer Pyle used to say. Lookey lookey who’s starring in YourNovel.com’s title “Love’s Bounty: An Outer Banks Romance.” According to the authors, that’s John Boy and Billy from “The Big Show” on the  radio gracing teh entire cover of their book. “Shazam!”

Tune in 8:10 EST Thur., Feb. 1, 2018 to The Big Show to learn about this brand new feature where your photograph can become the entire cover of your novel, wild or mild, from YourNovel.com. This new service is available on 15 novels during this initial rollout.

The option of adding a smaller photo to an existing book cover is also still available on all novels. Books come in hardback, paperback and as ebooks. But hurry, orders should be in by Feb. 7 for Valentine’s delivery since these are so customized they take about a week to receive. Something so special requires a little time – Just ask John Boy and Billy!

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Three detective novels await starring couples ready for some action

Looking for a truly unusual Valentine’s gift? Check out YourNovel.com. Among the many selections are these three titles from writer Geno Vincenzo where you and your sweetheart are detectives.

There’s plenty of saucy fun and bammo-whammo action in each of these detective novels you and your honey can star in together.

Set in wintry Detroit, Time Share Affair has you, the owners of the Gal and Guy Private Eye Agency, celebrating the successful conclusion of  a bizarre divorce case. Next stop: A well-deserved, romantic week at a Florida time-share resort. However, a trio of numb-skulled nemeses will stop at nothing to garner revenge for a past encounter with the detective duo.

We guarantee you’ll never forget the rock’em, sock’em threesome who somehow keep trying their best to thwart you, the starring couple.

A Reunion to Die is set at a class reunion in a cold climate. Here’s a little taste of the stars’ alone time before the bad guys need their attention (bold items are examples of how you’ll customize your copy):

The heady aroma of Tresor ignited John with new ardor. “Let me show you 100 percent.”
Her stare deep into his bedroom brown eyes challenged him: “Only a hundred?”
“Let me show you 200,” he quipped, drawing her even closer.
Ann ran her hand quickly down his back enjoying the feel of him. “Only 200 percent? I’m sure you’ve got 300 in you.”
“Oh, I got 300.” With that, he backed her quickly, laughing, toward the bed.
“Don’t stop,” Ann ordered. “I like this game.”
“Me, too, Honey.”
She grabbed him and with each new movement of her hands and lips counted off: “600… 700… 800… 900…. OK, 1,000 percent.”
“Forget the math,” John finally said.
Ann laughed in agreement.
They were quickly entwined, kissing with relief and passion signifying not only their love but the end of a hard day.

While each book stands alone in terms of following the plot, first in the series is Missed Tryst where all our  dynamic duo want is a romantic tryst at the Mystic Hotel in the metropolis of Capital City.

Will they prevail and check in without mishap? Button up your trench coat and get busy finding out. Spy on, ya’ll.

Here’s a quick link to all three; tell your friends; Valentine’s orders should be placed by Feb. 7: http://www.yournovel.com/Catalog/Index/Detective-Mystery

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Customer raves over new full custom cover and quick service

We love it when our customers are thrilled with their books and with the quick service we provide, so we are sharing this comment from Shane (with permission). He happened to be among the first two people to order our brand-new service even before we announced it: You can now upload your photo to use as the full cover of your book on select titles.

We’ve long had the option of uploading a photo of the two of you that we add to the existing book’s cover, but many customers asked for the option of making their photo the entire cover of the book. Great idea, so we did, and just in time for Valentine’s gift giving!

Shane writes: “ATTENTION LOVERS!!! My baby got her Bday Present today (yes they seriously delivered it on a Sunday) and her beautiful ear to ear smile tells me she loves it😀😊😍 I promised the amazing couple who created this awesome business idea that I would make a post to share with my friends bc it’s so different and special for a gift I think. Especially for Valentines Day. Very cool… So worth every penny one-of-a-kind really neat. You answer some Questions about each other and they weave you into the story! Yournovel.com hope I could help bringing a smile and a little love to someone’s relationship out there. It’s the little things…”

He follows up today with this added comment: ” I read the first chapter to her last night and she loved it. So cool. Great writing!”

Thanks, Shane, and Happy Birthday to your special lady!

Here are the list of books available with full custom cover (on either paperback or hardback and on ebook if that title comes as an ebook):

And here’s a sample of plain cover, cover with your photo added and full custom cover.

New for 2018: You can upload your photo as the full cover of your romance/adventure novel

 

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Throwback Thursday: Thanks to Wes Bennett, WDDD, for this fun Valentine’s 2017 interview

As we prepare for this coming Valentine’s season, it’s always a blast to remember and thank  some of the fun people we talked with last year. Today, appropriately, is Thursday, too, so a good time to throwback, ya’ll. Wes Bennett came to mind.

Wes is a star at WDDD radio in Illinois – or W3D, as it’s known. Like us, this country station has one l-o-n-g track record –  30+ years (beating our 25-year mark, but that’s OK). Also, Wes has a remarkable personal story of triumph, which we love! He’s a good, good guy.

Here’s a snippet of his online bio: “Wes comes from a military family that has served the United States with honor and distinction for generations. Wes also is a (terminal) student and teacher of the Martial Arts, having studied for many years with numerous exclusive teaching certifications. He has fought both amateur and professionally and was nominated for the Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2013 and 2014. Wes is also a professional photographer who’s been published in several magazines and websites both locally and internationally.”

You go, Wes.

So, without further ado, here’s Wes interviewing YourNovel.com co-founder Kathy Newbern on air in 2017. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Shipping info on Christmas 2017

All of our books have been delivered that were ordered for holiday delivery.

Have a happy new year and do consider sharing our website for holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

If you have an adult reader on your gift list and want to order a printed book from YourNovel.com, please refer to this info:

In the USA, you’ll need to get your orders for paperback books in by Sunday, December 17 to use our STANDARD SHIPPING option – USPS Priority Mail. After that, you will have to use the US EXPRESS shipping option for guaranteed delivery by Christmas. STANDARD SHIPPING might make delivery, but we will not guarantee that.

If you need a printed book as a gift before Christmas (or you are the type who worries about things), it would be best to choose the US EXPRESS SHIPPING service for guaranteed delivery. We have never guaranteed US Priority Mail (our standard delivery) for a specified delivery date, nor will we this year.

No orders for printed books for Christmas delivery can be made after December 20 for delivery by Christmas, and you will have to choose the US EXPRESS shipping option. The United States Post Office will deliver US EXPRESS mail on Dec 24 and Dec 25, according to their website – www.usps.com.

Hardback book orders must be in by the 19th and will require US EXPRESS Shipping for delivery by Christmas.

Of course, ebooks can be made until December 24th.

Outside the USA, you’ll need to get your orders for paperback books in by Thursday, December 14. After that, you will have to use the Out-of-Country EXPRESS Service option for  delivery by Christmas. No orders for printed books for Christmas delivery can be made after December 20 for delivery by Christmas for orders outside the contiguous USA.

We will be monitoring production and will do all that we can to get all books to you by December 25th.

Our long-standing policy remains in effect: no refunds will be issued due to weather issues. If planes can’t fly and trucks can’t roll, no mail will get delivered.

Weather and disasters are always beyond our power, and we hope all of us have none to be concerned with. However, we cannot be held accountable for delivery problems caused by circumstances beyond our control.

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Holiday Gift Guide features YourNovel.com

Nation Alist magazine features personalized romance novel in its Gift Guide.

We are delighted to be included on page 74 in the Nation Alist’s Holiday Gift Guide published in November just in time for the holiday season. The magazine featured our latest title, Wild West Love Fest, and this write-up:

Star in your own personalized romance novel
In our novels, any couple can play the starring roles as hero or heroine.
With 50+ books and ebooks set in exotic locations around the world, there’s something for everyone (even vampire, detective, golf and historical fiction). Our authors blend action and romance to produce fun campy books for a one-of-a-kind gift or keepsake. Choose “Categories: to narrow in our yours! All books are Made in the USA

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October is National Book Month 2017 – be the star in one of our books! CONTEST CLOSED

October is one of our favorite months because it’s National Book Month, and we publish some very special books.

To celebrate, we’re hosting our annual National Book Month Giveaway where you can win a very special book – one where you and your Sweetheart are the stars in a personalized romance-adventure novel. Personalized, yes, with 26 bits of info about you. We have paperbacks, hardbacks and ebooks, with 50+ titles to choose from, set all over the world and available at www.YourNovel.com. And each one stars you!

If you’d like a chance to win your choice of any book on our website, ebook, paperback or hardback with or without a photo added, enter here.

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED AS OF 11/01/17, AND A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN.

 

Rules and requirements to enter YourNovel.com’s National Book Month Giveaway 2017:

  • No purchase is necessary.
  • You must supply your full name, email address and follow us on at least one of our Twitter accounts (if you already follow us, you can enter anyway). Each follow earns you entries, and if you retweet, you will get more. You can also earn extra entries by signing up for our Enewsletter or our Instagram accounts.
  • The contest is open to U.S. and Canada entries only.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • One winner will be chosen at random thru the Giveaway Tools.
  • This contest ends October 31, 2017, at 11:59 PM, EST, and the winner will be notified within 48 hours.
  • The winner will be contacted by email and announced on our social media sites.
  • The winner will be given a Gift Card Code that can be redeemed for any type of personalized romance novel on the YourNovel.com site.
  • The Gift Card Code will expire one year from the date issued.
  • Gift Card Codes have no cash value; only redemption value on the YourNovel.com site.
  • All entries become the property of YourNovel.com and may be posted in full or in part on our website, blog, Facebook, or Twitter pages.
  • This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other entity unless otherwise specified.
  • The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
    The closing date for entries is October 31, 2017. Enter Now!

You can’t win unless you enter, but if you’d like to order a book regardless, here’s a discount code for 15% off your order until October 31, 2017.

During the online ordering process, when asked for your Promotional Code, put in NBM15% and you’ll get 15% off any product(s) you order. NBM15% may be used as many times as you’d like and can be shared with friends, family and on social media.

You can share the contest info as well.

Good luck.

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Founders Featured on WRAL-TV’s Tar Heel Traveler on Valentine’s Night

On Valentine’s night Scott Mason, the Tar Heel Traveler, on WRAL-TV, Raleigh, did a fantastic job capturing us and our two very fun careers!

http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/travel/video/12110272/

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They make chocolate and write romance – another TV appearance for Thomas Marcy

The so-called “western” leg of YourNovel.com was burning up the airwaves in not one but two TV appearances the day before Valentine’s talking about putting you in a romance novel and making fudge, caramel apples and chocolate treats perfect to top your gift giving to the one you love.

Watch and listen in as Thomas Marcy, author of Wild West Love Fest and more, appear on Daytime at WJHL, New Channel 11, Johnson City, TN in the Tri-Cities area:

http://wjhl.com/…/13/kilwins-chocolates-fudge-and-ice-cream/

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Chocolatiers at Kilwin’s Asheville write romance for YourNovel.com

Thomas Marcy, a.k.a. Tom Gallagher and Marcy Thomas of Kilwin’s Asheville, are the authors of several books for YourNovel.com including Wild West Love Fest. (Photo courtesy of WLOS-TV)

The story of two local lovebirds is even sweeter when you consider the sometimes racy romance novels they have to their credit.

“It’s a very feel-good item,” Marcy Gallagher, co-owner of Kilwin’s Chocolates, Fudge, and Ice Cream in Downtown Asheville, said. “We wanted to bring love and joy to people.”

“When they taste a piece of fudge, they’ll do the happy dance,” she said simulating the dance. “They’ll go, ‘Oh my God, this is so good!'”

This time of year, confections are one sign of affection, but it’s not the only sign.

“Obviously, chocolate can be an aphrodisiac,” she said. “Cause it’s got ingredients that can, you know, get everything going.”

It only seems natural that Marcy’s inspired by her surroundings.

“So, sometimes in the oddest places, the ideas will come to us,” she said. “Oh, I’m gonna show you our covers.”

From “Heart of the Keys” to “The Treasure Seekers,” she writes steamy stories that can be personalized.

“It’s a romp,” she explained, comparing her writing style to Danielle Steele. “You star in your own personalized romance novel.”

It’s a Fabio-less idea, some might say.

Under the pen name Marcy Thomas, she has five books available on YourNovel.com. Customers answer questions online, and that information ends up in the final product.

“We’re up for anything,” Marcy said, who acknowledges it’s not always family-friendly.

“What kind of vixen are you going out with?” she laughs, sitting at home with her husband, Tom.

Reading an excerpt from “Wild West Love Fest,” husband Tom goes deep.

“I spotted this beautiful lady at the side of the road,” he read.

“Sexy voice!” Marcy said.

Tom’s central to an unexpected plot twist.

“And you’re beautiful friend here is the target of my desire,” he read.

The western fantasy wasn’t written by Marcy, it was actually Tom who took the reins at a difficult time.

“Just came out of left field when I was recovering,” he told News 13.

Last fall, Tom had brain surgery for a neurological condition. He was bedridden, but got busy on a book.

“Cause he told me, ‘I’m tired of watching daytime TV,'” Marcy recalled.

“She has always been the love of his life,” Tom read with that seductive voice. “From back in the days when love was new.”

Writing under the name Thomas Marcy, he cranked out “Wild West Love Fest” in four weeks–one more YourNovel.com title in the family.

“It’s not fabulous literature,” Tom said. “I don’t think anyone has to worry about a Pulitzer here, but it’s great fun.”

If you don’t take yourself too seriously, you might learn that writing isn’t necessarily brain surgery. Read between the lines, and you understand why fiction gave them something real to cling to.

“It’s just added a little spark to our lives,” he said.

With life, love and chocolate, the possibilities are endless.

“It would be so good to meld those ideas,” Marcy said.

So, if a romance revolving around chocolate emerges, you read about it here first.

Peruse the photo gallery that accompanied this story here.

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